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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to reduce sodium or salt intake?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,898 1,231 25.4 23.7-27.1 2,667 74.6 72.9-76.3
GENDER
Male 1,473 432 23.7 21.2-26.4 1,041 76.3 73.6-78.8
Female 2,425 799 26.9 24.6-29.2 1,626 73.1 70.8-75.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,621 730 22.2 20.3-24.2 1,891 77.8 75.8-79.7
Non-Hispanic Black 740 345 37.1 32.6-41.8 395 62.9 58.2-67.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 177 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 117 25 14.6 8.6-23.7 92 85.4 76.3-91.4
Hispanic 202 51 26.8 20.2-34.5 151 73.2 65.5-79.8
AGE
18-34 519 73 12.0 9.2-15.4 446 88.0 84.6-90.8
35-44 525 112 20.3 16.5-24.8 413 79.7 75.2-83.5
45-54 664 196 27.2 23.3-31.6 468 72.8 68.4-76.7
55-64 820 296 35.2 31.2-39.5 524 64.8 60.5-68.8
65-74 757 300 37.7 33.2-42.4 457 62.3 57.6-66.8
75+ 578 242 42.6 37.4-48.1 336 57.4 51.9-62.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 526 228 35.6 30.4-41.2 298 64.4 58.8-69.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,115 391 28.2 25.0-31.7 724 71.8 68.3-75.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,108 324 21.8 18.9-24.9 784 78.2 75.1-81.1
College Graduate 1,145 287 20.2 17.5-23.1 858 79.8 76.9-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 507 226 35.7 30.4-41.5 281 64.3 58.5-69.6
$15,000- 24,999 697 257 33.1 28.6-37.9 440 66.9 62.1-71.4
$25,000- 34,999 376 124 23.8 18.9-29.5 252 76.2 70.5-81.1
$35,000- 49,999 440 138 24.1 19.5-29.5 302 75.9 70.5-80.5
$50,000-74,999 429 106 19.9 15.8-24.8 323 80.1 75.2-84.2
$75,000+ 694 134 16.5 13.5-20.0 560 83.5 80.0-86.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,166 540 41.2 37.4-45.1 626 58.8 54.9-62.6
No 2,710 685 20.5 18.7-22.5 2,025 79.5 77.5-81.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 166 29.3 24.6-34.5 326 70.7 65.5-75.4
Non-Veteran 3,406 1,065 24.8 23.0-26.7 2,341 75.2 73.3-77.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,022 659 26.0 23.6-28.5 1,363 74.0 71.5-76.4
No 1,876 572 24.7 22.3-27.2 1,304 75.3 72.8-77.7

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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